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  Defining diets to treat inborn errors of metabolism
  Dr T Johnson, Dr M Piper
Applications accepted all year round

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Fully funded PhD scholarships are available for both Australian and international students through the School of Biological Sciences and Monash University.
  The role of isothiocyanates-derived from natural sources in uveal melanoma chemoprevention (ref: SF18/APP/McDermott)
  Prof A McDermott, Prof M Panagiotidis, Dr G Koutsidis
Applications accepted all year round

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Uveal melanoma is the most frequent primary intraocular tumor, in Caucasian adults, and one that is very difficult to treat once it becomes metastatic.
  How does amino acid metabolism affect tumour growth?
  Dr L. Cheng
Applications accepted all year round

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The effect of diet on tumour growth is hotly debated but poorly characterized. Due to the heterogeneous nature of the tumours, dietary studies in patients with varied genetic background often led to inconclusive outcome.
  Microbial communities in the food chain: application of whole genome sequencing and shot-gun metagenomics to investigate interactions between pathogens, commensal bacteria and the food manufacturing environment
  Prof S Fanning
Application Deadline: 26 July 2019

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Background. Foodborne illness remains a national and global health concern. According to the Food Standards Agency (2011), it is estimated that around 1 million people suffer from a foodborne illness every year, with approximately 20,000 requiring hospital treatment, with 500 deaths being recorded.
  Understanding Gram-negative envelope biogenesis using genome-wide approaches.
  Dr M Banzhaf
Applications accepted all year round

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Many Gram-negative bacteria are common foodborne pathogens. Most often strains belong to the genera of Escherichia, Salmonella and Campylobacter.
  Investigating the molecular mechanism of inflammatory bowel disease
  Dr K Erdmann
Applications accepted all year round

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Cohn’s disease together with ulcerative colitis (UC) are the two main variations of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). 2.5-3 million people in Europe are affected by inflammatory bowel disease with a direct healthcare cost of 4.5-6 billion Euro per year.
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